Centennial CSPs – Hopeless?

Back in 1985, I tried to collect all of the Diamond Jubilee CSPs being issued but was unable to do so. In fact, I still need the Adobe Walls and one of the Circle Tens. Anyway, I decided that I needed to make a concerted effort for the BSA Centennial, but a year before the main event, I’m already behind and ready to give it up as a hopeless cause.


Central New Jersey has announced their limited edition James E. West Fellow CSP for the Centennial. Only $1000 of course, and only 100 will be made available. Other councils like Grand Teton have issued highly restricted Centennial CSPs that are being used as gifts by the Scout Executive or other officers. I can maybe convince myself later that it’s part of the “fun of the chase,” but it sure feels frustrating now!





That is the reason I quit collecting CSP’s 7 years ago. Its no fun to chase the impossable.


By BigJim on January 27th, 2009 at 1:38 am

Yeah. I gave up on ever really getting a good collection of Baltimore Area CSPs when they started making limited edition versions of the FOS CSPs for the council and district FOS chairs. No more than 20 or 25 of the gray-bordered CSPs issued each year–no hope for a collector.

By Tegularius on January 27th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

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